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CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am EST
-elect of the united states, barack h. obama. [applause] [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] [chanting "obama!"] >> ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, the honorable diane feinstein. [cheers and applause] >> mr. president and vice president, mr. president elect and vice president elect, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the inauguration of the 44th president of the united states of america. [applause] the world is watching today as our great democracy engages in this peaceful transition of power. here on the national mall where we remember the founders of our nation and those who fought to make it free, we gathered to etch another line in the solid stone of history. the freedom of a people to choose its leaders is the root of liberty. in a world where political strife is often settled with the violence, we come here every four years to bestow the power of the presidency upon our democratically elected leaders. those who doubt the supremacy of the ballot over the bullet can never diminish the po
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
and gentlemen, the president of the united states of america, barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health. >> president obomba seemed to fend off the health care law criticism on the campaign trail. >> i like the phrase obamacare because you know what? i do care. >> it's an alexander batross around the president. >> secretary sebelius is staying on for a second term and will oversee the major aspects of the health care law implementation, scheduled to take effect in 2014. there are many major questions about the health care law that remain unanswered about access, cost and total coverage. and that's even before it's been set up anywhere. >> the wild card is how companies deal with this. if companies drop coverage and agreeing to pay the penalty, we have a new situation. >> for all the talk about u.s. troop moves under president obama, doubling down in afghanistan. >> it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> winding down and eventually ending the war in iraq. >> now, it's t
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 11:00am EST
everything you need to know about the inauguration of barack obama, the 44th president of the united states. >> the political theater and dignified simplicity, designed to show off a new nation's representativive government. today is special because it's sunday. tomorrow is the ceremonial swearing in on the mall. >> in this day and age, inaugurations have their own set of challenges. we will go over over the logistics and the schedule and the security. >> the formal swearing in is today. today is january 20, the constitutionally mandated day the president must be sworn in. that takes place in about an hour at the white house. we will get a preview from ed henry. >> good morning. interesting, the crowd's a lot smaller than they were four years ago. but still, as you noted, a lot of pomp and circumstance. it started when the president went to arlington national cemetery, met up with vice-president biden. there was a laying of a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. the vice-president had been sworn in already this morning, a little bit earlier than the president. that's in part because he was s
Current
Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
obama doesn't feel a need or are creating a justification not to go into those states and use your political capital to pressure those senators. >> it's harry reid not behaving like a senator, behaving like a congressman, representing the people of southern and northern nevada. there's a huge drives. this would be a huge mar on his record if he stands in the way of any kind of ban. >> agreed. you want to see president obama go to those states and say we want an assault weapons ban and a universal background check and i want this fight. >> cenk: if they can't get an assault weapons banned -- they're not going to get one passed. if they can't limit the number of bullets in a magazine, they're total and utter failures. that has not happened yet. >> who you are talking about? >> cenk: the democraties. we know the republicans are -- you know what they are and they're going to be against this, et cetera. this was a fun segment. epic and uprising in one segment. we have yet another important saying we're burning up, we're in massive trouble on the climate cliff. that's the real cliff righ
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
and detached he is. >> did you mean to call barack obama the president of the united states lazy? >> yes. >> lazy, dumb, incompetent. and general powell said sunday when many of us in the african-american community hear lazy, the next word is shiftless. all of these are stereotypes. felons. and what is most disturbing about this is he was a surrogate for governor romney, the presidential candidate, and not one time did he denounce the statements. sununu has a right to say what he wants, but he was never, ever denounced by the campaign and he was an official representative of the campaign nap is what was so offensive, victoria. >> it was. and then in talking about this vein of intolerance, it's old wine in new bottles. regrettably we have had a history of intolerance in this country since our founding. but what has changed is where it's been housed. in the 20th century it was mainly in the democratic party. and then in about 1965 we saw that shift over to the republican party. they say that in 1965 when president johnson signed the voting rights act, he turned to bill morris' aide and sai
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 6:30am EST
too much of obama he says because in the united states, we subscribe to the quote, unquote myth of the imperial presidency. other transformational democratic presidents such as fdr and lbj, rockman says, have substantial democratic majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the republicans in control of the house for the two years since january 2011. well, what about ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second term, reagan gained a major tax reform. on the defense front, republican president reagan again with the help of the rity presided over a major increase in the defense budget, congress presided over a major increase in the defense budget, the defe including straby millions of protesters here and abroad. also commander in chief reagan gained secret aid for freedo
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
to say that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. so then barack obama stops, paused, smiled, as if to say, come on, man, this is my big day. you got to get this right. but unfortunately, he didn't get it right. so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he hadn't used the first time and they got it right. >> jim bendat walked through democracies big day. that book features president obama, congress and martin luther king jr., part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book tv. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now cheryl olson the co-author of a book "grand theft childhood: the surprising truth about violent video games." thanks for joining us. guest: my pleasure. host: part of the president's proposal on gun violence was to fund a study looking at video games. what do you think of that propose snl guest: i think it's good depending upon how it's done. a lot of studies are out there but hardly any of it was design as an academic journal and we really need more research. host:
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
avenue. barack obama is the president of the united states. he is a very powerful man, responsible for many things. but he is not why most republicans have taken a pledge, saying they will never raise a dollar in taxes no matter what the budget deficit looks like. he is not why they decided to put the whole u.s. economy at risk if they don't get their way on spending cuts. he is not why the white house partnered with gun legislation, no matter how small, is tantamount to taking away guns, he is not why extreme movements like extreme ideas like going back to a gold standard in the middle of an economic crisis have taken root on the right. this country needs and deserves a better republican party. and there are a lot of people in the republican right now who want a better republican party who are trying to push it there. those people, i think include key leaders in the party, like the house republican leaders this week who are trying to talk their members down from the ledge. they include folks like david brooks who in saying that republicans look deeply unreasonable, they are tellin
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
want to welcome you to our special coverage leading into president obama's last news conference in his first term as president of the united states. the president will be meeting with reporters in the east room of the white house, he's getting ready for that, originally he was scheduled for 10:15, now it's been rescheduled to 11:30. about a half hour from now. there you're seeing a live picture of the white house right now on this monday morning, once again, this will be the president's last formal news conference. in his first term as president, he's sworn in in his second term as president. the president will open his news conference later today we're told with a statement on the debt ceiling and why he has said repeatedly over these past few weeks that he will not negotiate with republicans about raising the debt ceiling, as a result he says he won't negotiate, republicans say that is a bargaining chip that they have to try to cut spending to deal with the nation's deficit. we're watching what's going on at the white house, we'll have the full coverage of the news conference leading
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am EST
states had a focus on is, especially during the economic crisis when president obama came in -- you had rising problems with north korea -- that is what chuck hagel is saying. we do not have a magic wand. we need to essentially figure out the limitations we have. you can act in certain places and then hopefully find successes in those. that is a realistic assessment of power that i think gary schmitt and others on the neo- conservative side think the role of the united states is. they become more responsive of contributors to the international system. when you have limited power, i think it makes someone like chuck hagel very skeptical about the ability of the united states to do that. definitely when chuck hagel and senator jack reed traveled with president obama, this is part of their discussion. host: what kind of relationship do these two men have? guest: they do get along personally. i think if you looked at the first term of the obama administration, president obama -- it was quite natural for him to pick then-senator clinton to be secretary of state and keep bob gates on as secre
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
the campaign for a man named barack obama to be the president of the united states, you have this obvious issue which is most guys don't know somebody named barack obama. he doesn't look like a lot of voters. joe biden is kind of quintessentially like next door neighbor material. i thought this clip was interesting in 2008, here's joe biden being that kind of validator for voters on specifically, this issue of gups. take a look. >> i guarantee you, barack obama ain't taking my shotguns. so don't buy that malarkey. don't buy it. they're going to start pedalling that to you. i got two. if he tries to fool with my barretta, he has a problem. i like that little over and under. i'm not bad with it. so, give me a break! >> i think that's joe biden threatened to shoot his running mate. is that the subtext of that quote? that to me was quintessentially the role he's played from a kind of commit cal in terms of the image -- crafting the immamg of barack obama and selling him to voters. >> one i'm thrilled that malarkey has been around that long. it's an important word in our history now. but i think wha
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
if they side with the president of the united states think about what president obama has done for the progressive movement in this country in the democratic party. how can you not stand with him on this? how much more information do these lawmakers need? have we not covered it enough? other democratic senators with high ratings from the national rifle association have also refused to say if they support the president's package. max baucus of montana, senator heidi heitkamp of north dakota, senator johnson of south dakota. senator donnelley of i7d ind. senator begich of alaska, senator manchin of west virginia, senator tester of montana. however, senator mark warner spoke out in favor of the president's plan and said he believes it has bipartisan support. those senators all have a or a-plus ratings from the national rifle association. reid has a b rating. these senators know they will lose their high rating and maybe become a target with the nra if they vote for a sensible assault weapons ban. you see, we had the assault weapons ban back in 1994, but we're so screwed up in wash
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
states of america. host:ing on the proposals president obama some specific legislation, 23 executive orders as we mentioned, and also a call for more federal research. louisiana, this is shanda, independent line. caller: yes. i just wanted to say, it's not about controlling guns in the hands of people who can buy guns under what the law says. criminals don't buy guns. criminals steal guns. and unless you can put a law into effect to keep criminals from breaking into people's houses and stealing guns, then making the gun laws tougher for the people that can actually buy guns to get them is not going to solve anything. host: ahead of the president's comments this morning, the hill reporting the national rifle association hours before the president debuted his plan to combat gun violence, they called the president, quote, an elitist hypocrite for opposing the gun lobby's proposal to place armed guards in schools. the white house reaction to that just before the president spoke, the white house says, the n.r.a. video referencing the president's daughters are, quote, repugnant and cowardl
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
to have a handgun in your household. scalia and the conservatives there invited congress and state legislatures to do the kinds of things obama is doing today. people who make the argument have no idea what they're talking about. >> ironically president obama, a constitutional scholar and scalia are in the same place on this issue. yes, you have the right, but not without responsibilities. okay. dr. peterson -- >> yes. >> i don't know if it gets more bizarre than this. i feel like every day there's a new bizarre from rush limbaugh. he has taken a very strange twist in his defense of gun enthusiasts. he's now claiming that they are the martin luther kings in this civil rights fight. >> if a lot of african-americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, do you think they would have needed selma? if john lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge? >> i have to tell you -- >> karen, listen, this is disgusting. first of all, it's not original -- >> rush is now -- it sounds like he's trying to be a member of the black
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
, and universal health care is not a political platform, and the united states is not bogged down in multiple international wars, and the girls have a dog. look, president obama is go gin to enter his new term with with a new ad jen da already under a bright spotlight, and at the top of the list, immigration reform and gun control policy. for the first time 52% of americans favor allowing undocumented immigrants with jobs to apply for legal status. 56% of americans believe that stricter laws should govern the sale of firearms. the wind of public opinion, so to speak, would appear to be at the president's back, but right in front of him remains something very different from when he entered office four years ago, a republican-controlled house. initially elected with an outsidef of the beltway appeal, the president is now by definition a washington insider and for anything to get done in his second term, he is going to have to play an insider's game. joining me now is one of the most important allies that the president has on the hill. since 1993, he has represented the sixth district of south c
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
obama's preference and that's the preference of the people he put now named as secretary of state and secretary of defense. it's a different u.s. response. much more limited, more strategic, more dependent on drones. >> frankly, superior approach because what happened to the bush administration is he decided to invade iraq, a country that wasn't even on the list of al qaeda, completely distracted us from this growth that the speaker talked about. this has been going on all over the world but we focus on a country-by-country basis. president obama gets it on this and he is appointing people who understand the delicate nature of trying to look at the inner connections and i'm very pleased about that. >> i agree with susan about what the u.s. and u.s. would not do in mali andalgeria and all of that. could it be distracting to an agenda if things start to blow up overseas? >> the longer you hang around 1600 pennsylvania avenue, the odds start rising against you and bad things happen in the world that you're going to have to deal with. the issue in africa is more acute going forward be
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
, too. democrats run the senate and they haven't passed a budget. president obama is not going to propose one on time. he will wait until after the state of the union. miss the deadline. first, when harry reid says i am not going to the gyrations of the past, i'm going to, going to pass through the senate what we think we can get through the house. >> bob: if this is a monarchy he can do it by himself. but the point is -- >> not his first two years, though. >> bob: what is interesting he made a comment, exactly right. leaving aside the politic comment in 2007 running for president -- >> eric: whoa, whoa, whoa. he voted against raising debt ceiling. >> bob: did you interrupt me? >> sorry. >> he voted against raising the debt ceiling, you are right. but the point is that this money is money that congress passed and appropriated. the congress has to vote on the money. they vote on it. pay your bill. >> if you can't vote on a budget, how can you do that? >> bob: every dime was passed by the congress. >> andrea: first, democratically controlled. >> bob: for two years. >> andrea: he
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
, but it appears that they're going to try to take this to the state level to try and counter balance what president obama's going to try to do from the local level as well. the only way this gets down to what the president wants is to have a ground swelling from a grass roots level. the way he won the election is the way he's going to try to move and make some amendments to try and get some gurns out of circulation. but it's just like the mothers against drunk driving type of an issue. for a while people didn't want it, then they thought it was silly and then it became a ground swell of grass roots support. thankly it's smart for this reason. it kind of gives cover for the democrats, also some -- republicans that are looking to come forward the president's -- if the state legislators feel that type of pressure, it will trickle up in this particular instance to the federal level and they will have to make some changes. >> interesting, though, the voices coming out of d.c., talking about impeachment. i just want to play senator rand paul appearing on fox and what he was saying about preside
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
states and it was a 41,000 vote gap in west virginia. more than 230,000 in kentucky. the gap got wider when john kerry lost in 2004. you see the pattern here. president obama improved on those numbers slightly in 2008, but still lost both states and his numbers fell off the table, if you will, this past november, the gap nearly doubled to 180,000 in west virginia and he lost kentucky by more than 400,000 votes. but last year, the war on coal had become a familiar theme on billboards, campaign signs and on tv. coal related donors poured more than $12 million into the campaign. 90% of it to republican, believe it or not, but to blame the president's agenda doesn't take in the bigger picture. coal production has dropped because demand is down and easily accessible coal has disappeared. low cost natural gas and fracking threatens to cut them even more. never the less, the politics of the war on coal seems to be solidly on the side of the republicans and senator rockefell rockefeller's retirement creates a prime opportunity for the west virginia gop. shelley cap toe has said she's running a
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 12:00am PST
and other economists that defaulting on the full faith and credit of the united states would be a financial disaster? >> that would be a financial disaster, not only for our country, but for the worldwide economy. >> and president obama reminded congress the economic damage done by playing games with the debt limit. >> the last time republicans in congress even flirted with this idea, our aaa credit rating was downgraded for the first time in our history. our businesses created the fewest jobs of any month in nearly the past three years and, ironically, the whole fiasco actually added to the deficit. >> republicans basically had no choice but to retreat from their hard line position, negotiating with the american people. if the country defaulted, they would be responsible for a global economic collapse. the new plan for a three-month increase guarantees another debate in the next few months. okay, let's have it. it also shows republicans never had any intention on carrying out their threats. get your cell phones out. want to know what you think tonight. tonight's question, do republicans fi
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
and has a lot of voters in his home state. again, i think they are conscious about the way they go about this. i think they understand that there is this kind of stereo typical set piece in people's minds. obama wants to -- he secretly wants to ban guns and coming to take guns away. >> it's not a secret. he pro posed banning guns. >> there people who believe that obama would like to take gun away from everyone except police and security personnel. >> not just most. >> whatever he is doing now is say stocking horse for this grab that is waiting to come. that's another reason why biden is out in front. biden just has a little more credibility. they are worried about that and they will try not to seem like they are jaming it down anyone's throat. at the same time to get anything done, it will involve a fight with congress. so finding the needle here will be a tough political play. at the end of the day, i didn't think the president would follow-through as strongly as he has. he feels it in his gut. he said the worst day of his presidency was the day of the newtown shooting. he thought i can
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
raises the stakes in volatile region. the obama administration needs clear and focused policy to eliminate the threat that thety verse al-qaeda affiliateed groups pose to united states and americans working abroad off of the usual battlefields. additionally this administration needs to better understand the specific threats posed by aqim. and other al-qaeda affiliated groups. they will only pose increased threat in the future as they have in benghazi. now a veeria and mali. this group was retaliating because they let them use air space to attack the islamic terrorists. >> it shows how the reason become no man land dominated by the islamists. >> this is an outlier. the same affiliated groups. and the groups in the regionbe saw that complete lack of response in seriousness by the united states about the benghazi attack and the leading suspect in the attack. goingbe openly in the streets of benghazi. they see that the world had not responded when they took over half a country in mali, not like afghanistan at the end of the world. in the heart of the west essentially. we are organ
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
obama has been sworn in for a second four-year term. chief justice of the united states john roberts administered the oath of office in the white house. >>gregg: politicians to sports heroes, betraying the public trust is a growing phenomenon. now, bringing back our political insiders, john leboutillier and doug schoen. pat caddell is under the weather. lance armstrong, watched him twice on oprah this week. he appeared to be a guy not sorry he doped only sorry that he got caught but the list goes on and on. lance armstrong may end up behind bars for drug trafficking, money laundering and so forth. he beat the statue of limitations on perjury but slow a system of the growing problem. >> we see this problem in the society and in our politics. we cannot and do not -- they have portrayed the public trust with politician after politician who breaks the law and we trays trust, we have sports heros and celebrities violating the essence of being honest and truthful and it leads people to be cynical at the opening of the segment suggested. >>gregg: and another name, joe paterno, and manti te'
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
the right thing to do. since then, the prisoners at guantanamo have sadly been filled by the obama administration and the united states congress and the courts and the majority of the mainstream media and by the american people. that is sadly the truth. when you look at what that means -- what is it mean for the people in guantanamo? the most important fact that we need to be aware of on this day is that have of the prisoners in guantanamo have been cleared for release from that prison by a very sober and responsible group of government officials and lawyers and all the government departments and intelligence agencies in a report that was issued three years ago. as moe put it, these are not people who needed to be held because they pose a security risk or because they have ongoing intelligence on the united states and yet they have not been released. united states went to a very high level process of saying to these men that we don't want to will do any more and then did not release them. in about half of these cows, the men were previously cleared for release by a military review
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
. president obama lays down his marker on the next fiscal fight fight facing congress in the country. will republicans fight back saying nothing will happen without more spending cuts? >>> state of play. democratic governors are moving fast to change gun laws in their states, will support on the state level help or hurt the white house push here in washington? promises promises. today a deep dive into a president obama pitched as candidate obama and what he did from that first inaugural speech to his announcement speech and, of course, when he accepted that nomination. we are looking back at all of it. it is very interesting and you should take look. good morning from washington. tuesday, january 15, 2013. this is the -- little bit late, "daly run-down." i'm chuck todd. first reads of the morning. with washington once again careening towards a fiscal crisis, this one now about debt and spending. the president used his last news conference of his first term to make it clear he intends to stand firm and refuse to negotiate over the debt limit. >> republicans in congress have would choi
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
violence. first the inaugural address on monday and the state of the union address. as we mentioned, he is turning obama for america into this organization for action and vice president joe biden made this promise to you and your colleagues at the mayor's conference yesterday. i want to show everybody. take a listen. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to go around the country, making our case, and we're going to let their voices -- the voices of the american people be heard. >> sir, what do you think this organization is actually going to be able to accomplish? do you think it can match what the obama reelection campaign was able to do? >> yes, i do. and i'll tell you why, this really isn't about the power of the presidency versus the power of the nra. it's about the power of the people. and as you've seen in poll after poll since newtown, there's about a 16-point increase in the number of people from about 39% to 54% number of people who believe that we need smarter g
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am EST
secretary. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the defense secretary. so ken salazar will resign and president obama will have to fill that post. back to whether or not you support executive action on gun- control measures. senator rand paul talked about this recently. he said that president obama is acting like a king. [video clip] >> i've been opposed to executive orders even with republican presidents, but one that wants to infringe on the second amendment, we will fight tooth and nail. i promise you there will be no rock left unturned as far as trying to stop them from usurping the constitution, running roughshod over congress. you will see one heck of a debate if he decides to try to do this. host: that was banned all. jerry and san pedro, california. caller: how are you? i am not in favor of's president executive action against gun ownership. -- i'm not in favor of president obama's action against gun ownership. i support what rand paul said. people should be able to defend ourselves and defend our country against tyranny. i believe the founding fathers made that a key them
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 1:00am PST
are caught because the people in their state don't want limitations on certain weapons. the ar being one of them. that's why president obama is going to have a hard. it's impossible to get it through the republican controlled house. he will never do that and probably not going to get it through the democrat controlled senate. the question is is why does he even try? why is he wasting everybody's time? >> first of all, president obama, we have a crisis of security in america. people don't feel safe. it may be that no laws we pass are going to make americans feel safer. i will tell you this, the president has to act. furthermore congress should consider the proposals that he is extending. are they going to solve the problem in they may or may not. >> bill: you know as well as i do you came out of the house. the house is never going to pass any ban on assault rifles. they are not going to do it. >> bill, in 2000 -- no, it was 1994, the house voted 216 to 214 to ban assault westles. >> bill: that's 19 years ago and a whole different climate. >> you are right. this time there will be more dem
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